FMB: If you check out the two sites I posted above, there are reviews on both. Steve's has an incredibly in depth review of all cameras. Also, Costco has for under I believe $800. I have also heard great things about B&H, and I did well when I bought a 70-200MM F4 "L" lens from Amazon. I have the Canon Rebel XT and love it. Would have preferred a 30D, but have to live within our means, correct? I think I get fairly good shots, I posted one here last week "Reflections." Hope this helps, if you have any questions, let me know.